Abraham’s Missing Child


A project aimed at creating sustainability for Christian communities in the Near East.

Announcement and Panel

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    What is AMC?

    Abraham’s Missing Child Initiative is a series of 3 convenings in 3 countries, at which Near Eastern Christian leaders will gather with Israeli Jews and Arab Muslims to discuss practical ways to strengthen indigenous Christian communities in the region. This innovative and groundbreaking approach to the age-old question of minorities of the region is redefining the way that Muslims, Christians, and Jews can work together.

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    On May 24th, the Philos Project announced Abrahams Missing Child at the Line DC hotel in Washington DC. In addition to being joined by Greek Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou and Cyprus Ambassador Marios Lysiotis, we were honored to host representatives from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Embassy of the Kingdom of Jordan, Embassy of Morrocco, and Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

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    Summit 1: Christian gathering in Athens, Greece

    The Philos Project gathered eleven Eastern Christians from the Near East in Athens, Greece in October to begin discussing the major issues their respective communities face and tangible solutions for each issue. We were able to walk away with a short list of recommendations aimed at building sustainability for Arab Christians in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Israel, and beyond.

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    Next Steps:

    The next step of AMC is Summit II, where Eastern Christians will be gathering with their Muslim and Jewish allies to discuss the recommendations they were able to come up with in Athens. More to come on this soon!

In the News:

Abraham’s Missing Child: Christians

Jews and Muslims make peace, but this endangered minority lacks a regional voice.

Philos Project Unveils Abraham's Missing Child Initiative

Innovative project aims to leverage recent developments in the Near East to strengthen and protect indigenous Eastern Christians

Advocacy group seeks to elevate profile of Christians in Middle East region

A nonprofit that advocates for Christian engagement in the Middle East is planning to hold three summit meetings with Christian leaders in the region to promote religious pluralism and assist in the development of their societies.

The 'Christian East' Is Bigger Than You Know (And Worth Helping)

Where does "the East" begin? The question is as much political as historical. For some the divide is that Europe is the West and Asia is the East. But borders and people move.

A New Promise of Peace in the Near East

Instead, the Philos Project will continue its work protecting the fractured Christian community in the region while also taking advantage of the dramatic shift toward unity after decades of war.

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